|NASB:||But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; (NASB ©1995)|
|GWT:||Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good.(GOD'S WORD®)|
|KJV:||Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.|
|ASV:||prove all things; hold fast that which is good;|
|BBE:||Let all things be tested; keep to what is good;|
|DBY:||but prove all things, hold fast the right;|
|ERV:||prove all things; hold fast that which is good;|
|WEY:||but test all such, and retain hold of the good.|
|WBS:||Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.|
|WEB:||Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good.|
|YLT:||all things prove; that which is good hold fast;|
Yes, I know...its the old picking of nits about the good book as the inerrant word of god...but one has to respect a passage that essentially tells one to test/prove/research all things and discard the bad.
Now it may be a stretch to equate 'that which is to be discarded' in the above c&v quotations with 'the untrue' but from a skeptical perspective it doesn't look like a big stretch. I'm sure the 'context police' will say that 'that which is to be discarded' is quantified by 'that which brings god displeasure' and in fact has nothing to do with truth or proof or evidenced fact.
Take it as you will....I find it amusing that the book iteslf contains instruction for skeptical analysis.